Introducing the remarkable 9998 Agrapart & Fils Terroirs Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs, a dazzling Champagne blend that showcases the expertise and finesse of the renowned Agrapart & Fils winery in the Champagne region of France. With its elegant white color and a closure sealed with a cork, this wine exudes a sense of tradition and craftsmanship from the moment you set your eyes on it.
Crafted from a blend of Chardonnay grapes sourced from four Grand Cru villages, namely Avize, Oger, Cramant, and Oiry, this wine truly represents the essence of the Champagne terroir. The influence of the exceptional 2018 vintage is complemented by the addition of 80% reserve wines from 2017, with 40% of the reserves maturing in wood. This aging process adds depth and complexity to the wine, resulting in a medium to full-bodied masterpiece.
Upon pouring a glass of this Blanc de Blancs, you are immediately greeted by an enticing bouquet that evokes citrus oil, buttered toast, mint, and fresh bread. The harmonious marriage of these aromas sets the stage for a truly memorable tasting experience. On the palate, the wine bursts with vibrant flavors of grapefruit, green apples, and tangerine, accompanied by hints of zesty lemon and creamy wood touches. The creamy texture and fine bubbles provide a luxurious mouthfeel, while the precise and vertical structure of the wine showcases its impeccable craftsmanship.
Renowned wine critics have heaped praise upon this extraordinary creation. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a remarkable score of 93, describing it as seamless, chiseled, and evocative. Vinous also awarded it a score of 93, praising its brilliance, balance, and purity. James Suckling, on the other hand, was particularly impressed, awarding it a staggering score of 95 and lauding its layered complexity and zesty citrus notes. Decanter, in their review, gave it a score of 94, highlighting its dry, steely, mineral character and ripe fruit profile.
The 9998 Agrapart & Fils Terroirs Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs is a hidden gem in the world of Champagne. With its exceptional quality, meticulous craftsmanship, and rave reviews from esteemed critics, this wine is a must-try for any wine enthusiast. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this Blanc de Blancs will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.